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Balloon Flying Service of Oregon     |     PO Box 3305  Salem OR 97302     |     (503) 363-9799
September 10, 2011
Passengers: Alex & Anna Gagauz, Nik & Natalya Orlov

Today the winds have again shifted and I call for the east launch site. This is a huge parking lot next to a high school, that was just re-done this summer. The “gang” gets to work on the balloon and we have a wild bunch today so I take them inside to get the “unique” interior shot before adding the heat. We are standing and I call for the passengers to get on board and with JR’s help we are off the lot and on our “merry” way. I have a lot of steerage both low and high so I should be able to find a good spot at the end. We cross Lancaster Drive and head south and west toward Center Street and the “new” kookos nest” the State Hospital. We are moving right along at 5 MPH during most of the flight and cut into the residential area for a bit then toward the Airport. I have a shot at Webb Lake where Spinnaker Point is and will drop low to do a little time on the water, maybe get our feet wet. I miss the water and we climb out of the lake heading into cannery row and our landing spot for today. I move the gang into the area and set the shot for a field next to NORPAC 6. It is up over the trees and into the field with a couple of bumps and a slipping skid to a stop as the gang gets into the field. We start the pack up with the deflate, then strapping, to the “bag sit” and we load up for the trip back and a gift to remember us by.

A BIG thank you to today’s Crew (I can’t get in the air or back on the ground without’um)
Dr.’T’, Mike, Susan, J.R., Tim, Cecil

Average Speed: 5.0 MPH
Distance Flown: 4.3 Miles

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